Fruit & Nuts
Michigan State University Extension provides educational programs and publications based on applied research for Michigan fruit crops including apples, pears, blueberries, chestnuts, brambles, plums, cherries, grapes, peaches, strawberries and hops. These educational resources provide valuable help to Michigan growers and consumers regarding fruit pest management, food safety, business management, food processing, horticultural practices, irrigation and weed management.
October 21, 2014 | Nikki Rothwell | We are encouraging Michigan fruit growers to take a short survey to measure the effectiveness of MSU Extension’s 2014 spotted wing Drosophila statewide monitoring program.
October 17, 2014 | Joanne Davidhizar | A variety of production, enology and marketing topics are scheduled for the Northern Grapes Project webinar series which runs from November 2014 to April 2015.
October 17, 2014 | Julianna Wilson | Try our new search tool to help in identifying diseases, insect and mite pests and beneficials of tree fruit. By using the tool, you can help us continue to improve it.
October 15, 2014 | Bob Tritten | Apple harvest has moved along at a rapid pace over the last week, with most growers now seeing the end of harvest in sight.
October 15, 2014 | Amy Irish-Brown | Heavy rains have slowed harvest only slightly.
October 15, 2014 | Emily Pochubay | The northwest region continues to receive a lot of rainfall, which is slowing apple harvest in the north.
October 15, 2014 | Bill Shane | Apple harvest in southwest Michigan is rounding third base and heading for home. Golden Delicious and Red Delicious harvest are mostly done. Growers are concentrating on Ida Red and Fuji, with Braeburn yet to go.
October 15, 2014 | Lyndon Kelley | The water supply for small irrigation or greenhouse system is the heart of system. Success is often the result of good forward planning before you ever need to start moving water.
October 15, 2014 | Lyndon Kelley | If you can find the true annual cost of an irrigation system it is easy to assess the annual cost of the investment and annual power and labor cost by the number of acre the system provides for each party.
October 13, 2014 | Ben Phillips | Those interested in beekeeping and pollination services are welcome to attend the Michigan Beekeepers Association Fall Conference in Flint, Michigan, Oct. 24-25, 2014.
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Date: Oct 22, 2014
Location: North Central Michigan College Library, 1515 Howard Street, Petoskey
Date: Oct 30, 2014
Location: Moss Ridge Golf Course, 13545 Apple Ave., Ravenna, MI, 49451
Date: Nov 10, 2014 - Nov 12, 2014
Location: Northwest Research Station, 6686 South Center Highway Traverse, City, Michigan 49684-9550
- Agricultural Literacy
- Breakfast on the Farm
- Farm Bill
- Grape Days
- Growing Michigan Agriculture Conference
- Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for Christmas Trees
- Michigan MarketMaker
- Michigan Spring Peach Update
- Northwest Orchard & Vineyard Show
- Statewide & Regional Fruit Meetings
- Tilling the Soil of Opportunity
- Tree Fruit Integrated Pest Management School